Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Spring Break

We are experiencing lunar love at night and in the morning. I completely understand why wolves howl at the moon. It is worthy of the compliments.

Is it weird that I love my stairs? These six steps serve us so well. We all go up and down them many times during the day. They are part of my morning routine and when I woke up at 4:30 this morning and could not go back to sleep, I held the wall so I wouldn't stumble into my day. I'm wobbly before I have my coffee and cream. Today the warm winds came and I went to the fabric store with Kelli in shirt sleeves! Look what I bought!
felt to make some brooches

wool for crocheting. I need lessons. I'm having a hard time.

fabric for Brad and April's kitchen curtains

stickers for my journals and letters

I came home and had a sit out in the backyard. I soaked up some good vitamin D and listened to fairy songs on my iPod.

kicked off my Crocs to feel the soft grass

I'm having a restful and peaceful spring break.

Here are the last Australia photos - bear with me because they are a bit random!

art at an outdoor night market

the stunning opera house

food for fairies

one of the many romantic passageways

a group of monks

children touring "the Rocks"

Sydney's oldest hotel

tall, sophisticated Sydney

another passageway

my same feet in the sands of a lovely Australian beach

a very old door - because I liked it

the almost extinct phone booth

Maddie and Laura, my favorite Australian girls

the children we traveled with - the highlight of my trip

gorgeous old buildings

a stunning mural

Maddie and Laura's school library

Granny Smith of Granny Smith apples is buried here

and finally, a beacon

In a book I'm reading called An Altar in the World, the author Barbara Brown Taylor quotes Georgia O'Keeffe who said, "In a way, nobody sees a flower, really, it is so small, we haven't time -- and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time."
It's so nice to go slow, to take the time to look around and to make time for friends. Thank you for taking the time to check on me today.


MamaF said...

Your purchases are lovely, i like the colours of felt and wool and fabric and the stickers ! My kids are still in that age that something like that could never be mine lol lol
Your australian pics are so beautiful thanks for sharing them !
What kind of fairy music you were listening at ? I'm just so curious :)
Have a lovely day !


Lovely post ... keep 'em coming! I need distractions!!!!!

ENJOY your spring break ... so deserved


Michela said...

Hi PomPom! Sorry for not getting in touch lately! I'm ok, thank you, I just had the Spring lurgy the other week :)
I've enjoyed a lot all your beautiful pictures, I especially loved the Austrialian beaches and that one of you and your hubby in the night!
Enjoy your well deserved break and have a happy Easter! xxxx

Charlotte, Cottontails said...

I love your feet pictures. You know one could put together a 'my life in feet' story!!

I didn't know Granny Smith was a real person. And even if I'd thought about it I would have though she was British I guess... Funny how we're wrong.


Mrs Yappy Dog said...

Art at an outdoor market, spectacular, that's one to frame or take up a whole wall with - not sure what it is? peacock? who cares I just LOVE it!

libbyquilter said...

good morning Pom Pom and thank you for your visit to my blog as well as your kind comment.

the Georgia O'Keefe quote is one of my favorites~!~


magsmcc said...

Oh it's all sooo lovely! I've been reading up on your meanderings in Oz and it's all so lovely! School uniforms- quite like my boys'!!- mountains of deliciousness, and such courage astride great heights. Am in awe!

wayside wanderer said...

You make me want to travel. And shop! And bury my feet in sand. And you have the most youthful looking feet I have ever seen on a grown woman! :) They are cute.


Great Aussi pictures. Did you feel blessed to be near monks? I think I would. Funny to think that your toes were in the Aussi sand one week and the next in your backyard. Have fun with the crafts.

Kari of Writing Up A Storm said...

I have to have my coffee, with milk and sugar, first thing every morning or I feel I am unable to begin the day. I have two cups back to back, total luxury, while I wake up in my boxroom with my notebooks and my computer. I love all the things you got to keep yourself very very busy. Full o' Sheep wool ~ I love that! And I love all the photos of your trip and those two cute girls and these two cute feet. I didn't know about Granny Smith. And I see that I missed your post about the wallabies. I guess you didn't get one in the mail? but what a wonderful story: you were who you are from the very beginning!! xoxo Kari

Gigi said...

Oh my goodness Pom -- what a bunch of wonderful, beautiful, amazing photos! I think my favs are of your cute little feet ;-). You sure have lots of fun things planned, you ambitious girl you! When are you going to rest?
Bless you Dearie!

debbie bailey said...

Hi Pom Pom,

I have your photo of the willows ready to mail but need your address. E-mail me and I'll soon have it on its way. Scroll down on my blog until you come to the typewriter, and you'll find my e-mail address.

melanie said...

I love the Debbie Stroller wool, fabulous. xxx

The dB family said...

Love that quote! It looks like you are having a marvelous spring break. Sitting in the sunshine surrounded by good things.

I hope you get to enjoy some more sunshiney days digging your bare toes into the fresh grass!


Gumbo Lily said...

Hey Pommy,
Some of your pictures are messed up. In fact, I saw a blurry picture of "my blue jeans on the line" amongst them. Perhaps it's my blog melding with yours?

Fun Australia pictures once again!

Beth Niquette said...

Lovely lovely! I forgot to put Happy Pink Saturday on the last one! I'll do it here.

I love your blog.